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FY 18 Budget Request Slashes EPA Funding

FY 18 Budget Request Slashes EPA Funding

Not unexpectedly, the Administration’s FY 18 budget request sharply decreased funding for EPA by about 30% from $8 billion to...

Dems Propose a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Dems Propose a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is planning to introduce a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that “puts a priority on creating jobs...

WIFIA Receives More Than 40 Letters of Interest

WIFIA Receives More Than 40 Letters of Interest

The first round of funding requests for the WIFIA program has generated 43 letters of interest representing $6 billion in...

RCAP Names New Executive Director

RCAP Names New Executive Director

The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCA), a national organization facilitating access to safe drinking water and sanitary wastewater disposal to...



Insufficient Resources for State Drinking Water Programs Threaten Public Health: An Analysis of State Drinking Water Programs’ Resources and Needs (December 2013)

As the public health risks posed by drinking water contaminants and other constituents of concern become more complex and pressing, state program responsibilities for adequately managing sources of drinking water, overseeing the treatment of drinking water, and supervising water systems all increase. In 2013, ASDWA produced this report to intertwine the public health protection mission and responsibilities of state drinking water programs with a funding needs assessment and analysis of outcomes should inadequate funding be provided.



Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation’s Safe Drinking Water Delivery Systems


ASDWA’s President, Randy Ellingboe of Minnesota, testifies at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s “Reinvestment and Rehabilitation of Our Nation’s Safe Drinking Water Delivery Systems”.

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Download a copy of Randy‘s written testimony, below, or visit the House E&C’s website to download additional support materials; including written testimonies of other witnesses.

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ASDWA’s 2017 Annual Conference

Call for Papers and Exhibitors:

Plan now to attend ASDWA’s 2017 Annual Conference from October 17 – 20, 2017 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside in Norfolk, VA.

On behalf of our members, you are invited to join state, Federal, and local water professionals who will gather at  ASDWA’s 32nd Annual Conference to tackle the many challenges facing the water community. By contributing your knowledge and vision to the conference’s program you can help us achieve our goal of protecting public health as we face an array of 21st century challenges. ASDWA solicits both oral presentations and exhibitors of products and services that are invaluable in helping us achieve our collective goals.

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The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) is the professional Association serving state drinking water programs. Formed in 1984 to address a growing need for state administrators to have national representation, ASDWA has become a respected voice for state primacy agents with Congress, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other professional organizations.

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Water - What is it Worth to You?

Drinking water and wastewater utilities ensure that millions of Americans have clean and safe water. The cost for these services compared to other household bills is significantly lower. However, utilities face several threats from aging infrastructure, natural disasters and manmade events.

You can help your water utilities by becoming aware of the threats they face, being prepared in the event of emergencies and supporting water system upgrades. For more information visit

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